About Us

 Ken Gray

Contact Ken

Email: ken@grayestatesllc.com
Cell: 330.780.6645
Office: 330.435.3316

Ken is the founder and Manager of Gray Estates, LLC. He is a full-time, licensed Real Estate Broker and Auctioneer. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having served honorably for 25 years. Ken is a graduate of The University of Toledo where he majored in Business Management. He is also a graduate of The Walton School of Auctioneering.

He is active in the community volunteering at charity auctions and as a wrestling coach. Ken’s goal is to make buying or selling your next home a seamless process with minimal stress.

Mel Battig

Mel Battig

Contact Mel

Email: melbattig@gmail.com
Cell: 330.416.7852

Mel has been a licensed Realtor since 1987, born and raised in Medina County grew up in Westfield township and has lived in Seville most of his adult life. Along with wife, Susan, has 4 adult children and 8 grandchildren. Graduated from Cloverleaf High School and the University of Akron. In over 30 years of experience, Mel is well versed in the listing and selling of residential homes, land/building lots, new construction, farms, condo/cluster homes, multifamily and light commercial properties. Mel takes pride in the individual attention given to customers and clients. He has helped many first time buyers as well as those customers looking to move up (or downsize) or finding that forever dream home.

Mel is proud of developing Westwood Estates in Seville, designing/building homes for family and friends and updating homes and structures in the Seville area.

Susan Bertschy

Susan Bertschy

Contact Susan

Email: sbertschy06@yahoo.com
Cell: 330.317.8359

Susan has been a resident of Creston for 45 years. She works hard to stay on top of The
Cutting Edge whether it be for buyers or sellers and dedicated to achieving results and
providing exceptional service. Susan takes great pride in providing the highest level of
service to help her clients to reach a successful outcome. She is there to find your dream
home, not just a house.

Susan spent 8 years as a STNA serving the needs of the elderly. She is currently on the
tree and park committee for Creston. She is a mother of two a grandmother of three and
enjoys the outdoors gardening and spending time with her husband and family.

Jill Billy


Contact Jill

Email: jillbilly1977@gmail.com
Cell: 419.202.6964

Jill started in sales in 1995 and decided to get her real estate license in 2014.  She personally has been on both sides of the sale during her many moves across the United States due to her Father being a Navy Fighter Pilot.  She knows how stressful moving can be and will do everything possible to make your next move as stress free as possible.  If you are re-locating, down-sizing, up-sizing, looking for that perfect horse property give Jill a call.

Kerry Englet


Contact Kerry

Email: kenglet81@gmail.com
Cell: 419.606.2400

Kerry is a lifetime resident of Ashland and mother of 4 boys. She recently joined Gray Estates as a
Realtor and apprentice auctioneer. She brings with her 15 years of experience in sales and a past
owner/operator of a successful small beef farm for 12 years.

Kerry strives to bring about the results you need whether you are a buyer or seller and derives personal pleasure in the experience of meeting and helping her clients. She provides the service she herself would expect. Kerry recently obtained her auctioneer license and will be pursuing becoming an experienced auctioneer under the guidance of Ken Gray.

Kerry promises to put all her efforts into working as hard for you and your family as she does her own

Jacquelyn Gray


Contact Jacquelyn

Email: jacquelynn@grayestatesllc.com

Jacquelyn Gray is one of the Gray Estates Team Managers for Gray Estates Auctions and is responsible for assisting in setting up and cataloguing of auction items. You can meet Jacqueline at our Creston office, or at our auctions registering and checking customers out after their auction purchases.

Jacqueline has lived in Wayne County much of her life, including several generations of her family. In her spare time Jacqueline enjoys photography, art, reading, and activities involving nature.

Barbara Kinney


Contact Barbara

Email: bshuekinney@gmail.com
Cell: 330.464.9583

Born and raised in Wayne County, Barbara has been active in real estate for
nearly a decade. A graduate of the University of Akron and Walden University
with advanced degrees in nursing, Barb uses observational and interpersonal skills
refined over twenty years in public service to identify client needs, offer guidance
and provide support throughout the buying and selling process.

Having built a reputation for excellent service, honesty and integrity, Barb
frequently receives referrals and especially enjoys those that include the
opportunity to work with first time home buyers. These individuals often face
unique challenges, needing more time and education to make it the best
experience possible.

Jean Kinney

Contact Jean

Email: jeanekinney@msn.com
Cell: 330.421.0029

Jean has extensive knowledge of the real estate business as she has been licensed since 1983.
She is a lifetime resident of Medina County and knows the benefits of living in Medina County
and surrounding areas.

Her professional experience includes residential homes, condo/cluster homes, vacant land, and
new construction. Having lived in Litchfield for 42 years, Jean has extensive knowledge,
experience and understanding of living and owning rural property.

Jean has been a consistent top producer and recognized for her production with numerous
awards. She was also recognized by Northern Ohio Live as a five -star agent, being selected by
consumers as best in client satisfaction.

Additional experience includes real estate office management and administration, currently
office manager for the Creston office location for Gray Estates.

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, put Jean’s extensive knowledge and experience to work for
you to obtain the results you need.

Carie Kurtz

Carie Kurtz Realtor

Contact Carie

Email: cariekurtz@gmail.com
Cell: 330.231.7198

Born and raised in Amish Country, Carie has worked with buyers, sellers, and investors overcoming challenges in an ever-changing real estate market. Understanding her client’s often unique properties and situations, her expertise spans across Holmes, Wayne, Tuscarawas, Stark, and Ashland counties. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her three daughters and assisting them in their various interests.



Auction Assistants

  • Alfredo Gray – Ring Man and Set-up Supervisor
  • Ken Gray Senior (Pop) – Ring Man 
  • Lizzy Gray – Cashier
  • Jill Billy – Cashier 

Administrative Assistants

  • Josie Gray
  • Jacquie Gray 
  • Lizzy Gray

“I don’t see how Ken could have made the process any easier. We are very satisfied and have highly recommended him to our friends.”

One year ago today you handed me the keys to my very own home!  It’s been one heck of a year.  It’s amazing that my kids have a forever home.  We have made great memories in the past year and can’t wait for everything to come in the future.  Thank you so much again for all of your help in achieving this for my family!


“I chose Ken Gray to list and sell one of our corporate properties. Gave him 1 week to sell. Text him at end of week to see where my check was, he indicated he was still busy working on getting it sold.  End of week 2 Ken calls to let me know multiple offers may be on the way.  Within few more days property sold.  Yes it took twice as long a time as we gave him, but I think we will keep using this guy.”

“In a world of declining customer service this company and its family run atmosphere shines like no other.”

Rob Riley

Allison Carole Properties, Inc.

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